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Mildred Irene (Caldwell) Fisher

Lifetime resident of Westport, Wash., Mildred Irene (Caldwell) Fisher died at the age of 90 on Nov. 20, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Byron and Mae Caldwell. She married Charles F. Fisher on July 2, 1948. They were married 51 years until he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1999. She was a member of the Post Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars 3057 for more than 35 years and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Ronald G. Baxter (Judy) of Surprise, Ariz.; a daughter, Carol J. Strode (Wayne) of Aberdeen, Wash.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren a great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. There will not be a service. Dear to Mildred’s heart, memorial donations are suggested to Friends Landing, P.O. Box 328, Montesano, Wash., 98563, or the City of Westport Fire Department, P.O. Box 1195, Westport, WA., 98595.

James Joseph Palmer

Retired Montesano High School mathematics teacher, James Joseph Palmer died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his home in Montesano, Wash. He was 91. Jim was born January 18, 1923, in Hampton, Iowa to Joseph and Ruth (Fox) Palmer.

Larene V. Swanson

Larene V. Swanson passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, with her daughter, Lynn Victoria Jenkins and grandson, Benjamin Carson, by her side, at Providence St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia. She had just celebrated her 90th Birthday on Nov. 2, 2014.

Kenneth Neiworth

Kenneth Wayne Neiworth was born in Hoquaim, Wash. on Nov. 5, 1934, a middle child of four brothers and a sister: Richard, Patty, Donald, James, and George. His family and schoolmates called him Ken. He was very involved as a boy growing up in his community: as an altar boy with the Catholic church, delivering newspapers and participating in his high school student government. His mother, Helen Regan Neiworth, was a graduate of Grays Harbor College. His father, Henry James Neiworth, worked a double shift at a mill and owned a family farm, in Hoquaim.

Bruce O’Brien

Bruce O’Brien, 81, longtime resident of Hoquiam passed away on November 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving wife, son and daughter. Bruce was born to Anna L. Loman Whitehouse on January 10, 1933.

Janice Christine Sherman

Longtime Westport resident, Janice Christine Sherman passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. She was 84. Janice was born July 14, 1930, in Cherokee, N.C. to Perry and Ethel (Arwood) Bradley. She was raised in Robbinsville, N.C. and graduated from Robbinsville High School.

Wynona Marie Kearney

Wynona Marie Kearney, 83, a longtime resident of Elma and McCleary, died at the home of her daughter in Olympia on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Boise, Idaho, to Raymond Fletcher Downing and Eva Madge (Holman) Downing. She married Leo Robert Kearney. She was raised in McCleary by her mother Eva Madge Winslow and stepfather Archie Herbert Winslow. Mr. and Mrs. Kearney lived in McCleary until 2003, when they moved to Olympia to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Franklin D. DeLaCruz Sr.

Franklin D. DeLaCruz Sr., 68 years of age and longtime resident of Moclips, Wash., died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Smith River, Calif. He was born on July 7, 1946, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Joseph DeLaCruz Sr. and Edna Lane DeLaCruz.

Dennis Eric Rydman

Dennis Eric Rydman, 65, died suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, Nev. He was born March 8, 1949, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Richard Eric and Frances Lee (Frazier) Rydman. On Aug. 15, 1970, he married Kathryn Ann Krause in Aberdeen. They had two sons and were later divorced. On Sept. 4, 1987, he married Jacquelyn Ann Hill in St. Petersburg, FL.

Denny Simpson April 13, 1960 - October 26, 2014

Denny Simpson passed away in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 26, 2014. Denny, a native of Hoquiam, Wash., was born April 13, 1960. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two children, Andrea and Rian; his mother, Barbara Rydman; his father, Dennis Simpson; two sisters, Leann and Sarah and three brothers, Craig, Stephen and Jon. A celebration of Denny’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Valley Christian Church in Wilsonville, Ore.

Audrey J. “Juanita” Perez

Audrey J. “Juanita” Perez, 82, a resident of Ketchikan, Alaska, died at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born in Portland, Ore., Sept. 9, 1932, the daughter of Roy and Ruby (Conrow) MCclung.

Daniel John Carroll

Daniel John Carroll, 56, a former resident of Aberdeen, died at his home in Brighton, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born in Aberdeen July 15, 1958, the son of Richard E. and Joyce A. (Daniels) Carroll. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1976 and had worked for the Kawasaki Motorcycle dealer in Aberdeen.